The Yankees have yet to sign one big-league player this offseason. This is very unlike the New York Yankees, who are known as big spenders every offseason.
While they haven’t signed anyone, they have traded for Starlin Castro and Aroldis Chapman. Both of these additions will be very influential to the Yankees success in 2016, but many people are still wondering what is going on during this odd offseason.
I believe the Yankees realize they are getting older and they are trying to rely on their minor league developmental process.
They should start to see some of their young studs make the move to the show soon, so there is no need to delay that process by overspending on a free agent this offseason.
The New York Yankees finished the 2015 season with a 87-75 record. This earned them a wildcard playoff spot, but they lost to the Houston Astros in the first round
. While the Yankees have plenty of talent on their roster, there is no denying that the average age of their lineup is a problem for the future.
They had the 6th highest average age out of all Major League Baseball teams in 2015 at 29.6 years old.
This doesn’t seem significantly high, but their core group of talent is much older than the average. See below for the age of each player, games played in 2015, and when they are a free agent:
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